Three weeks in St Moritz are over
Time has been flying
The time has been flying the last three weeks and that is a good sign. When the time flies during a training camp, it has been a good camp! It?s a sign that I have enjoyed what I have been doing.
In St. Moritz it?s easy to feel good. The nature is beautiful, the Alp Mountains impressive and the colours are very strong. Deep blue sky, dark green threes, bright green grass and white mountain tops, this makes an impressive picture!
The weather has mostly been good and we have been happy with the training conditions. During the last three weeks we have had four days with rain or snow and some windy days, but it hasn?t affected our training.
The first week we had nice and warm weather, then the second week was a little colder and this last week we have had everything from 28 degrees and sun to two degrees and snow.
Both Stephan and I are happy with my training in St. Moritz. After my stomach problems in La Coruna and the week after, we were not sure how I would be able to cope with training in altitude. It seams like it was a smart move to wait some days at home, to get better, before I went to St. Moritz and altitude. Still I have felt that I have needed more time to recover and that my muscles got faster sore than before I got sick.
It has been really nice to see some new race walking faces in St. Moritz this summer. Eder Sanchez (MEX) and his team, Jarred and Claire Tallent, Chris Ericsson, Adam Rutter, Jess Rothwell (All AUS), Jarko Kinnunen (FIN) and a Lithuanian 50km walker were all in St. Moritz for the first time. Susana Feitor, Ines Henriques, Sergio Vieira (all POR), Matej Toth and Milos Batovsky (both SVK), Laura and Marie Polli (SUI), Andre H?hne (GER), Luke Adams (AUS), Erik and I (NOR) came back to St. Moritz this summer like we all have been doing the last years.
For the coaches ? Victor Sanchez (MEX), Jorge Miguel (POR), Juraj Bencik (SVK), Peter Selzer (GER), Brent Vallance (AUS) and Stephan Pl?tzer (NOR/GER) ? it has been interesting to see what and how the other athletes train.
For the last weeks my day normally looked like this:
9:00 Training, then stretching at the track - watching the others train ? and play with my kids
22:00 Good night
Now I am on my way home from my last training camp in St. Moritz.
To get home I had to take one bus, three trains, two plains and then drive home from the airport in Bergen.
A 13hour travel!
8 Race walkers, 3 coaches, 1 runner, 1 Physio, Kiara & Sebastian
©Kjersti Tysse Plätzer